Miss France Iris Mittenaere was named Miss Universe 2016 during the coronation night of the prestigious pageant held at the SM Mall of Asia Arena on Monday.
During the Q and A portion, she was asked which failure made a mark in her life and how she learned from it. In response, she said she had failed several times to represent her country, and that she learned to keep on trying and keep going.
Miss Haiti Raquel Pelissier was announced as first runner-up while Miss Colombia Andrea Tovar was declared second runner-up.
Congratulations to the new #MissUniverse Iris Mittenaere of France! #MissUatMOAArena pic.twitter.com/oJqv1WouOh— MALL OF ASIA ARENA (@MOAArena) January 30, 2017